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East Central Regional Library Presents Photographer Doug Ohman

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 at 7:56 am

East Central Regional Library presents photographer Doug Ohman. Doug Ohman is a photographer who specializes in historic structures and community landmarks. Mr. Ohman will be talking about his book Barns of Minnesota which includes a story written by Chisago Lakes Area Library Community-Wide Read author Will Weaver!

“Minnesota’s barns are remarkable testaments to a midwestern way of life, one centered on the land, work, family, ingenuity, and perseverance. Many think of barns as breathtaking landmarks along the byways. Others have their favorite barns—the well-kept, red dairy barn near St. Cloud, the faded horse barn on the way to Faribault. Still others know these structures more intimately: barns are as integral to their lives as family and home. In Barns of Minnesota, photographer Doug Ohman showcases the vast array of these exceptional landmarks, built by hand in wood, stone, brick, or metal and dating back as far as 1880. Where Ohman’s photographs capture the beauty of the barn from the outside in, Will Weaver’s evocative story illuminates the life of the barn from the inside out. Readers witness the making and breaking of one barn as it plays into the life and sustenance of several generations of one family who settled the land in 1922 and who farmed into the age of agribusiness. Seventy-five stunning color photographs accompanied by Weaver’s moving story uplift these beautiful buildings and a way of life on the land that is as strong and proud, as fragile and humble, as the barns among us.”

Doug Ohman will be at the Chisago Lakes Area Library on Tuesday, March 15th at 7:00pm.

This free event is part of a series events that are happening for the Chisago Lakes Area Library Community-Wide Read. Stay tuned for more information!

This program is fund in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.

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